Category Archives: Miscellaneous

DNB and satellite identification

Day/Night Band (DNB)┬áis apart of 22 spectral channels on the VIIRS instrument, in which VIIRS is on-board S-NPP and NOAA-20 satellites. DNB can assist users in monitoring atmospheric and surface features via emitted and reflected light sources, during the nighttime. … Continue reading

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Sea Ice Motion and VIIRS Spatial Resolutions

It’s nearing wintertime, and over the North and South Poles, sea ice accretion is occurring. Using RAMMB Slider, users can observe sea ice motion and sea ice breakup, via Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on-board the Suomi-National Polar-orbiting … Continue reading

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Buzzard Fire, New Mexico

A fire has initiated in western New Mexico, denoted as the Buzzard Fire. Currently, the fire is burning within the Gila National Forest in Catron County, New Mexico. As of this morning, 24 May 2018, the fire has burned 4,500 … Continue reading

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Colorado Dust Storm

Yesterday, 17 April 2018, there was a large dust storm that occurred in the state of Colorado. The dust storm initiated due to dry and and very windy conditions, originating from the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, near … Continue reading

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